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Sympathy Hydrangea

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Sympathy HydrangeaI mentioned before that I was subbing at my boys’ school.  Well for the last couple of weeks I have been subbing as the math and science teacher in the middle school section of the school.  I have to admit that I was a bit nervous at first since middle schoolers are not known to go easy on subs in general.  But I can say with all honesty that this group of kids was amazing.  Oh, they tried a few antics (they are kids, after all) but they showed respect and were tolerant of the fact that I tend to skip steps on my math examples.  I needed to sub due to a family matter with the teacher.  This teacher is truly beloved by her kids and I’m sure that is why they cut me a break.  They certainly don’t want to let her down!  We needed a sympathy card for her homeroom kids to sign for her and I thought it appropriate that I make one for them.  I went to my old standby Because I Care (retired hostess).  I love this flower so much!!  I also had some leftover retired DSP that seemed perfect as a background.  I wanted this to be pretty and still convey the right tone.  I inked the flower in Marina Mist and Crumb Cake and added on a shabby bow.  I am really happy with the end result.  More importantly, the kids liked it and thought she would too.

It is always hard to have to make a card like this but I am so glad that I was able to give an extra personal touch from her class.  I can’t say how much I appreciate the opportunity to work with the “big kids” and how amazed I am that so many teachers do this every day with such grace and humor.  Frankly…it wore me out!!  *smile*  I am back to my normal mom status in the school again this week and you can bet I’ll be saying thank you to the teachers even more!

I have another card for you tomorrow.  Yes, we did get some snow days.  I got a little stamping done, did some sledding with the boys, built a snowman and we kept our power!!  All in all, pretty fantastic!  I will see you tomorrow.  Until then, thanks so much for stopping in!

Stamp:  Because I Care (ret, hostess); Paper:  Beau Chateau DSP (ret), Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory; Ink:  Marina Mist, Crumb Cake; Accessories:  Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Linen Thread, Neutrals Buttons

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Here I am in Colorado with a blizzard in the forecast and all I see out my window is a dusting of snow – I wish WE got snow days. I’m glad you had fun!

Your card is truly stunning. The simple flower in the subtle colors…the paper works perfectly…and the big bow is gorgeous!

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